Conference Presentations + Attendance


Peer-reviewed Presentation: 6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors International Conference, Brisbane, September: Integrating Expressive Therapies into culturally sensitive, pluralistic, evidence-based practice
Peer-reviewed Presentation: The Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counselling Conference, Melbourne, October: Person-centred practice in emotion work with children: A dance between structure and freedom


Peer-reviewed Presentation: 1st International Conference on Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, March, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland: A multiple intelligences contribution to pluralism: Enhancing choice with a focus on strengths
Peer-reviewed Presentation: ACA National Conference, September, Melbourne: Counsellors as Resilience Guides. Ten ways that counselling support can develop resilience
Workshop: ACA National Conference, September, Melbourne: Navigating Resilience pathways: Practical counselling activities to build client strengths


Peer-reviewed Presentation: The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Faculty of Psychotherapy Conference, September, Uluru: Traversing cultural distances in therapy: Multiple Intelligences as a strengths-based compass


Paper Presentations: Australian Counselling Association – Kanyini National Conference, September, Adelaide:
1. Expressive Therapies Well-being Activities - Communication catalysts in multicultural groupwork
2. The Evolution of Sandplay Therapy: This paper briefly reviews the history, research, and applications of sandplay therapy


Peer-reviewed Presentation: Australian & New Zealand Arts Therapy Association/Australian Creative Therapies Association combined international conference, Adelaide, October: What works for my client? Using multiple intelligences in therapy


Peer-reviewed Presentation: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia, (PACFA) National Biennial Conference, Sydney, June: A multiple intelligences approach to counselling: Enhancing alliances with a focus on strengths
Peer-reviewed Presentation: Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE) Annual Conference, Melbourne, May: Development of Student Self-Awareness Through an Eight-Week Mindfulness Practice Challenge


Invited Talk: Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE) Annual Conference, Adelaide, April:
Can counsellors’ gauge therapeutic alliance strength through body language?
Workshop Presentation: Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE) Annual Conference, Adelaide, April: Orienting Counsellors to use Multiple Intelligences Theory and Activities


Presentation: Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (SCAPE) Annual Conference, Sydney, May: Multiple intelligences, eclecticism and the therapeutic alliance: New possibilities in integrative counsellor education.


Presentation: Curtin University - The Twelfth Humanities Graduate Research Conference:
Changing Facts: Changing Minds; Changing Worlds. Perth, October:
Multiple intelligence and the therapeutic alliance: Changing views of theory and practice in counselling.
Research Conference – School of Arts & Sciences, Notre Dame, Fremantle, March:
Keynote: Multiple intelligence and the therapeutic alliance: Counsellors’ and clients’ perceptions of the effect of incorporating multiple intelligence theory into counselling practice.
Attendance at: Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators annual conference
Quality SCAPE – 30 April – 1 May, Brisbane.


mark pearson at authentic counselling conference 2010

Authentic Counselling Conference, USQ Harvey Bay
front l-r: Professor Allen Ivey, Dr. Mary Ivey,
back: Helen Wilson, Mark Pearson, Dr Kitty Geldard, Dr David Geldard, Lynette Fox

Research Conference – School of Arts & Sciences, Notre Dame, Fremantle, March:
Keynote: Researching Expressive Arts Therapies: Practice-based evidence and the 'common factors' in therapy outcomes.
Authentic Counselling Practices: Challenging current thinking, creating new knowledge. National Education Conference, University of Southern Queensland, Hervey Bay, April:
Invited presentation: Using Expressive Arts Therapies to work with mind body and emotion.
Invited workshop: Symbol Work: A practical workshop.


Australasia Pacific Play Therapy Association Conference, Launceston, August:
Invited presentation: After earthquakes, solid ground - Repairing attachment through Sandplay.
Invited workshop: Symbol Work and Sandplay Therapy: The dance between structure and freedom.
Early Years in Education Society – National Conference, Perth, September:
Invited presentation: Stories without words: Adapting Sandplay Therapy for the early years.
Attendance at: International Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Conference – Perth, November


Sexual Assault Support Service Conference, Qld Health, Inaugural Conference, June, Brisbane:
Keynote: Self-care and healthy professional boundaries.
NSW Women’s Refuge Movement - Child Support Conference, April, Sydney:
Keynote: Exploring the story without words – Expressive Therapies support for children in counselling.


Association for Supervision, Coaching, Consultancy in Australia and New Zealand, October, Sydney:
Keynote: Creativity in supervision: Using Sandplay and Symbol Work.
Education Queensland – Guidance Officer Conference, April, Hervey Bay:
Invited presentation: Developing emotional literacy - Enhancing emotional communication with students.
Creative Therapies Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand) Conference, March, Auckland:
Keynote: Emotional healing, emotional literacy and resilience.
Full-day invited workshop: Processing, reflecting and integration: Art and multiple intelligences in the healing journey.


Inaugural Australian National Sandplay Therapy Conference: Sand & Psyche, Sydney:
Invited presentation: Through earthquakes to solid ground.
Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators - 7th National Conference – Adelaide:
Presentation: Landscapes of the soul: Shaping compassion through Sandplay Therapy.